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Our courses and workshops cover a range of topics, all designed to give you essential information and strategies to build your skills and conduct your family history research in a logical and successful way.

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Our live virtual courses can be taken anywhere in the world, giving you a cross-cultural perspective and the opportunity to network with people from around the globe.

Our highly-respected and experienced educators provide advanced learning opportunities to take your family history research skills to the next level.

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Choose one of our upcoming courses and take your genealogy skills to another level!

Decoding Records: Using the Law

Join Judy G. Russell and dive deeper into records—and learn how the law shapes our understanding of historical documents. Records usually exist because of the law. Their contents are often dictated by the law. And it’s the law that tells us if we can rely on any part of those contents as evidence.

The ABCs of Numbering Your Genealogy

This course, taught by Tom Jones, provides an in-depth exploration of the numerical systems used to structure and organise family histories. Connecting generations and people, the numbers reflect family relationships and guide sequencing within a compilation. It focuses on three primary numbering systems, each serving a distinct purpose in genealogical research.

DNA: Chromosome Mapping

In this workshop, Michelle Leonard will explain all you need to know to be successful with chromosome mapping - from understanding DNA segment data, to populating your chromosome map and using it to help make family history breakthroughs.

Professional Genealogy: Diversifying for Income Growth

Discover how to expand your genealogy business and increase your earnings. Suitable for both newcomers and experienced genealogists, this workshop, with Melissa Barker,  is all about exploring new income avenues beyond conventional research.

Advanced AI for Family History

Explore the transformative power of AI in genealogy with our specialised courses, designed for flexibility and depth. You can choose one course, or both and save $30 USD. Each course, taught by Fiona Brooker and Andrew Redfern, stands on its own, providing unique insights and advanced techniques, but together, they create a comprehensive journey through the world of AI-enhanced Family history research.

Design Mastery: Transforming Professional Resources Using Canva

Whether you want to develop captivating workbooks, syllabus and handouts, or refine your overall brand aesthetics, this workshop with Cathie Sherwood is designed to propel your professional image to new heights. Create work products that reflect you.

Brick Wall Flash Mob

Encountered an obstacle (or two) in your family history research? Imagine a dynamic team of genealogy experts (Robbie Johnson and Sue McNelly) ready to demolish that barrier! Join our interactive workshop designed to tackle your genealogical challenges and contribute to helping others to solve their brick walls

Editing Genealogical Publications

This course will now be offered in early 2025.  Stay tuned for the dates!

All writers self-edit, often extensively, but editing genealogical journals, magazines, and newsletters requires significant amounts of additional knowledge, expanded skill sets, and decision-making. Find out more about the decisions essential for the effective professional-level editing of genealogical journals, magazines, and newsletters.

What people are saying about Family History Academy

Thanks so much for all your work in putting together such great programs with so many well-respected instructors.

Melanie H

I never write thank you notes after webinars or classes, (maybe I should). But I just had to write and tell you what an outstanding event the workshop was. I learned so much, and really enjoyed the hands on exercises.

Juanita B

The Essential Speaker Skills Workshop is a fabulously informative course.
Learning new facets of the speaking world stretched me and made me appreciative of the endless hours of preparation required.

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